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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

EDISON, GA (WALB) - School Board members in Calhoun County hope a fresh start will help improve a troubled school system.

They're getting rid of the Superintendent and the high school principal.

In February, many parents complained students weren't living up to their potential.

They asked school leaders to come up with ways to improve test scores and grades.

The school board voted not to renew the contracts for Superintendent Jewell Howard and Principal Willie Williams.

Last year, the Middle-High School did not make Adequate Yearly Progress.

"The majority of the board felt it was in our best interest, we've had some concerns, we're a contract monitored school and have not made AYP for some school terms now, we're in a needs improvements status so we're trying to get off the list to make our schools better," Said Alvin Williams, School Board Vice-Chair.

The board voted four to two not to renew both contracts.

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